Remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap garlic head in foil. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until tender; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins.
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Add 4 garlic cloves; sauté 1 minute. Spoon onion mixture into a bowl.
Place flour in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Dredge lamb in flour, shaking off excess. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add half of lamb mixture; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Add browned lamb to onion mixture. Repeat procedure with remaining lamb mixture, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
Add wine to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in lamb mixture and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until lamb is just tender.
Stir in potatoes and parsnip. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in roasted garlic, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and rosemary; simmer 10 minutes.
Wonderful... the lamb came out tender and the whole dish was very flavorful. I used 3 lbs lamb leg with bone in (which I figure was around 2 lbs deboned). I threw the bones in the stew to add extra flavor. I made it a day before I served it, which was perfect since the flavors married over night and while it was still cold from the fridge I skipped most of the fat off the top (I think the extra fat might have come from the fat on the bone).
Very good. Serve with red wine and crusty bread.
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